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Head of Analytical Development

Reference Number: 3790
Location: MA

Our client is a leading specialty biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Head of Analytical Development.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads phase-appropriate analytical development strategy for all live biotherapeutic product candidates within the CMC function.
  • Serves as a member of a dynamic and motivated Development team to bring novel medicines to clinical trials and commercialization.
  • Provides critical expertise on a cross functional CMC team.
  • Provides strategic and scientific guidance for the analytical development of novel drug substance and drug product.
  • Leads the development of cell-function relationships and analytical characterization to define critical quality attributes of the drug substance and drug product.
  • Supports the development of analytical correlations to process variables and recommends PAT strategies as appropriate.
  • Builds an in-house testing group to support high-throughput testing of internal process and formulation development samples.
  • Implements assay automation as needed.
  • Leads the test method generation, tech transfers, and validation to support GMP manufacturing.
  • Provides analytical guidance to support manufacturing investigations.
  • Leads the analytical development function in the preparation of technical reports.
  • Leads the analytical sections of regulatory submissions, participates in their review and approval, and contributes to the development of strategies to comply with US and international regulatory standards.
  • Communicates assay development project objectives, advances, challenges, and timelines to project teams.
  • Advances scientific and regulatory approaches for LBPs via active participation and leadership across industry trade groups and conferences.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, or related discipline required.
  • Must have 12+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical analytical development, licensure and post-marketing support
  • Requires in-depth experience and knowledge of biological analytics and microbiological assays.
  • Must have understanding of the processes and functions involved in biologics drug development and life cycle management.
  • Requires the demonstrated ability to develop and transfer test methods for biologics manufacturing.
  • Experience with regulatory submission writing and review required.
  • Must have a proven track record in leading scientific teams, including direct and/or indirect people management experience.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3790.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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